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Professor Iain Gilmour

Profile summary

  • Professor of Isotope Geochemistry and Associate Dean, Commercial and External Relations
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Professional biography

Iain Gilmour obtained his BSc in Geology at the University of Saint Andrews in 1981 and his PhD in Geochemistry at Darwin College, Cambridge in 1985. After a research associate position at the Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago, he held a Royal Society University research fellowship at The Open University where he was appointed to a lectureship in 1996 and is currently Professor of Isotope Geochemistry. He was Associate Dean for Research for the Faculty of Science between 2004 and 2009, Head of Department of the Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute between 2009 and 2011, and is presently Associate Dean for Commercial and External Relations in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, a member of the American Geophysical Union, a member of the European Association of Geochemistry and a member of The Meteoritical Society.

Research interests

Iain's research contributions have been to three fields related to the study of meteorites and meteorite impacts for which he has developed and applied innovative stable isotope geochemical approaches to tackling fundamental research questions.

Geochemistry of past climate change
One of the most important areas of research involvolving meteorite impact craters over the past decade involves the unique paleoclimate records well-preserved impact craters can provide as they fill with sediments. Working with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen Iain's NERC-funded work on the Boltysh impact crater in the Ukraine has focussed on two areas. The first established the  age of the crater relative to the larger Chicxulub impact responsible for the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, advancing our understanding of potential celestial connections between the two. The second was the discovery of a unique record of a period of rapid global warming on a timescale commensurate with present human-induced climate change. The team's work has established the global nature of the event, the magnitude of the carbon cycle disruption and a high-resolution astronomically-paced chronology for the warming event. 

Cosmochemistry
Iain's cosmochemistry research has concerned the origin of carbon compounds in extraterrestrial materials, funded through successive rolling grants from the STFC. This research addresses fundamental questions on the origin of organic compounds and the early evolution of the Solar System. His research has meticulously developed and refined analytical approaches to the study of extraterrestrial carbonaceous materials. This has resulted in a number of significant advances beginning with a 1994 paper in which Iain proposed that a kinetic isotope effect during the condensation of larger ring clusters from lower homologs was responsible for the molecular level isotopic compositions measured for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from the Murchison meteorite. This was followed by a series of increasingly sophisticated studies aimed at elucidating the origin of the complex macromolecular organic material found in meteorites that proposed that the carbon skeletons of these species were formed in the icy mantles of interstellar grains. 

Geochemistry of carbon in impact events 
Since the 1980s, the role of extraterrestrial impacts as a geological process has challenged paradigms of the Earth Sciences, particularly their role in the mass extinction 66 million years ago that saw the demise of the dinosaurs. During the 1990s and early 2000s an essential step was to ensure rigorous signatures of extraterrestrial impact could be unambiguously identified. Iain's research centred on identifying shock-produced diamond as a key signature of asteroid impact.

Teaching interests

Iain has taught on a wide range of Open University science modules in the geosciences and planetary sciences and has delivered courses at other insitutions including the University of Vienna, International Space Univeristy, Strassbourg, and the Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco, Itlay.

Principal teaching responsibilities:

  • External Examiner, Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology, University of Aberdeen, 2013-2015
  • Chair, module team and examinations and assessment board, 3rd level module The Geological record of environmental change. 2014-
  • Chair, module team and examinations and assessment board, 1st level module Exploring Science. 2010-2013
  • Chair, module team and examinations and assessment board, 2nd level module Planetary Science and the search for life. 2001-2003
  • Chair, module team and examinations and assessment board, 1st level module Understanding Mars. 2003-2006

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington DC, Panel member, Cosmochemistry Review panel 2005, 2006, 2011; International Continental Drilling Programme, Science Team, Lake El’gygytyn project 2008-2011, Lake Bosumtwi project 2003-2006; European Science Foundation (ESF), Steering Committee member Scientific Programme on Terrestrial impact cratering 1998-2004,  Network on Mantle Carbon (Eurocarb) 2000-2003; Visiting Professor, University of Vienna, 1998; European Space Agency, Co-Investigator, Ptolemny Instrument, Rosetta Philae Lander, 1995-

Research Activity

Externally funded projects

EUROPLANET 2020 RI

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Jun/201531/May/2019EC (European Commission): FP(inc.Horizon2020, H2020, ERC)
The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI) will address key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science by providing open access to state-of-the-art research data, models and facilities across the European Research Area. Its Transnational Access activities will provide access to realistic analogue field sites for Mars, Europa and Titan, and world-leading laboratory facilities that simulate conditions found on planetary bodies. Its two Virtual Access activities will make available the diverse datasets and visualisation tools needed for comparing and understanding planetary environments in the Solar System and beyond. By providing the underpinning facilities that European planetary scientists need to conduct their research, EPN2020-RI will create cooperation and effective synergies between its different components: space exploration, ground-based observations, laboratory and field experiments, numerical modelling, and technology. EPN2020-RI builds on the foundations of the previous FP6 and FP7 Europlanet programmes that established the ‘Europlanet brand’ and organised structures that will be used in the Networking Activities of EPN2020-RI to coordinate the European planetary science community’s research. Furthermore, it will disseminate its results to a wide range of stakeholders including ERA industry, policy makers and, crucially,both the wider public and the next generation of researchers and opinion formers, now in education. As an Advanced Infrastructure we place particular emphasis on widening the participation of previously under-represented research communities and stakeholders. We aim to include new countries and Inclusiveness Member States, via workshops, team meetings, and personnel exchanges, to improve the scientific and innovation impact of the infrastructure. EPN2020-RI will therefore build a truly pan-European community that shares common goals, facilities, personnel, data and IP across national boundaries.

Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at the Open University

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Apr/201431/Mar/2017STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
The aim of our programme in Astronomy & Planetary Science at the Open University (APSOU) is to carryout detailed investigations of the origin and evolution of galaxies, stars and planets with a special emphasis on our own Solar System through a combination of observation, simulation, laboratory analysis and theoretical modelling. Our research is divided into two broad areas, reflecting the historical research strengths. This research programme is well-matched to both nationally- and internationally-agreed research imperatives. In its final report, A Science Vision for European Astronomy2, Astronet’s Science Working Group identified four broad areas of strategic importance; our research covers major topics within each of these areas. APSOU projects also map onto two of the four Science Challenges that form STFC’s Road Map3 for science (‘How did the universe begin and how is it evolving?’ and ‘How do stars and planetary systems develop and is life unique to our planet?’). The present APSOU programme comprises 20 projects (labelled A to T), of which 6 are for consideration by the Astronomy Observation (AO) panel, 1 for Astronomy Theory (AT), and 13 for the Planetary Studies (PL) panel. The AO projects cover the breadth of the 7 themes recognised as UK strengths in the report of STFC’s Astronomy Advisory Panel (AAP), whilst the 13 PL projects are directed towards answering questions raised in two of the three themes identified as UK strengths in the roadmap of STFC’s Solar System Advisory Panel (SSAP)4.

Publications

Centennial to decadal vegetation community changes linked to orbital and solar forcing during the Dan-C2 hyperthermal event (2017)
Jolley, D. W.; Daly, R. J.; Ebinghaus, A.; Kemp, D. B.; Gilmour, I.; Mac Niocaill, C. and Kelley, S. P.
Journal of the Geological Society ((Early view))
Drivers of ecosystem and climate change in tropical West Africa over the past ∼540 000 years (2016-10)
Miller, Charlotte S.; Gosling, William D.; Kemp, David B.; Coe, Angela L. and Gilmour, Iain
Journal of Quaternary Science, 31(7) (pp. 671-677)
Defining Multiple Characteristic Raman Bands of α-Amino Acids as Biomarkers for Planetary Missions Using a Statistical Method (2016-06)
Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. R.; Gilmour, I.; Olsson-Francis, K. and Ringrose, T. J.
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 46(2) (pp. 323-346)
Multiple cosmic sources for meteorite macromolecules? (2015-10)
Sephton, Mark A.; Watson, Jonathan S.; Meredith, William; Love, Gordon D.; Gilmour, Iain and Snape, Colin E.
Astrobiology, 15(10) (pp. 779-786)
Simultaneous analysis of abundance and isotopic composition of nitrogen, carbon, and noble gases in lunar basalts: insights into interior and surface processes on the Moon (2015-07-15)
Mortimer, J.; Verchovsky, A. B.; Anand, M.; Gilmour, I. and Pillinger, C. T.
Icarus , 255 (pp. 3-17)
Long-term resilience decline in plant ecosystems across the Danian Dan-C2 hyperthermal event, Boltysh crater, Ukraine (2015-07)
Jolley, D. W.; Gilmour, I.; Gilmour, M.; Kemp, D. B. and Kelley, S. P.
Journal of the Geological Society, 172(4) (pp. 491-498)
Climatic oscillations stall vegetation recovery from K/Pg event devastation (2013-05)
Jolley, D. W.; Daly, R.; Gilmour, I. and Kelley, S. P.
Journal of the Geological Society, 170(3) (pp. 477-482)
A high-resolution nonmarine record of an early Danian hyperthermal event, Boltysh crater, Ukraine (2013)
Gilmour, Iain; Gilmour, Mabs; Jolley, David; Kelley, Simon; Kemp, David; Daly, Robert and Watson, Jonathan
Geology, 41(7) (pp. 783-786)
Microbial endolithic colonization and the geochemical environment in young seafloor basalts (2010-12-03)
Cockell, C. S.; van Calsteren, Peter; Mosselmans, J. Fred W.; Franchi, Ian A.; Gilmour, Iain; Kelly, Laura; Olsson-Francis, Karen and Johnson, Diane
Chemical geology, 279(1-2) (pp. 17-30)
Two large meteorite impacts at the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary (2010)
Jolley, D . W.; Gilmour, I.; Gurov, E.; Kelley, S. P. and Watson, J.
Geology, 38(9) (pp. 835-838)
Thermochemolysis of the Murchison meteorite: identification of oxygen bound and occluded units in the organic macromolecule (2010)
Watson, Jonathan S.; Sephton, Mark A. and Gilmour, Iain
International Journal of Astrobiology, 9(4) (pp. 201-208)
The microbe–mineral environment and gypsum neogenesis in a weathered polar evaporite (2010)
Cockell, C. S.; Osinski, G. R.; Banerjee, N. R.; Howard, K. T.; Gilmour, I. and Watson, J. S.
Geobiology, 8(4) (pp. 293-308)
The labelling of meteoritic organic material using osmium tetroxide vapour impregnation (2007-07)
Pearson, V. K.; Kearlsey, A. T.; Sephton, M. A. and Gilmour, I.
Planetary and Space Science, 55(10) (pp. 1310-1318)
Raman spectroscopy of irradiated organic matter (2007-05-15)
Court, Richard; Sephton, Mark; Parnell, J. and Gilmour, Iain
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71(10) (pp. 2547-2568)
Rapid determination of spore chemistry using thermochemolysis gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and micro-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (2007)
Watson, Jonathon S.; Sephton, Mark A.; Sephton, Sarah V.; Self, Stephen; Fraser, Wesley T.; Lomax, Barry H.; Gilmour, Iain; Wellman, Charles H. and Beerling, David J.
Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 6 (pp. 689-694)
Carbon and nitrogen in carbonaceous chondrites: elemental abundances and stable isotopic compositions (2006-12)
Pearson, Victoria; Sephton, M.A.; Franchi, Ian; Gibson, Jennifer and Gilmour, Iain
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 41(12) (pp. 1899-1918)
Molecular and isotopic indicators of alteration in CR chondrites (2006-09)
Pearson, Victoria K.; Sephton, M. and Gilmour, Iain
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 41(9) (pp. 1291-1303)
Free dicarboxylic and aromatic acids in the carbonaceous chondrites Murchison and Orgueil (2006-07)
Martins, Z.; Watson, J.S.; Sephton, M.A.; Botta, O.; Ehrenfreund, P. and Gilmour, I.
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 41(7) (pp. 1073-1080)
The alteration of organic matter in response to ionising irradiation: Chemical trends and implications for extraterrestrial sample analysis (2006-02-15)
Court, Richard W.; Sephton, Mark A.; Parnell, John and Gilmour, Iain
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70(4) (pp. 1020-1039)
Oxygen-containing aromatic compounds in a Late Permian sediment (2005-03)
Watson, Jonathan S.; Sephton, Mark A.; Looy, Cindy V. and Gilmour, Iain
Organic Geochemistry, 36(3) (pp. 371-384)
Molecular, isotopic and in situ analytical approaches to the study of meteoritic organic material (2004-12-24)
Watson, Jonathan S.; Pearson, Victoria K.; Sephton, Mark A. and Gilmour, Iain
International Journal of Astrobiology, 3(2) (pp. 107-116)
The preservation state of organic matter in meteorites from Antarctica (2004-05)
Sephton, M.A.; Bland, P.A.; Pillinger, C.T. and Gilmour, I.
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 39(5) (pp. 747-754)
Hydropyrolysis of insoluble carbonaceous matter in the Murchison meteorite: new insights into its macromolecular structure (2004-03-15)
Sephton, M.A.; Love, G.D.; Watson, J.S.; Verchovsky, A.B.; Wright, I.P.; Snape, C.E. and Gilmour, I.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 68(6) (pp. 1385-1393)
Geochemistry of carbonaceous impactites from the Gardnos impact structure, Norway (2003-10-15)
Gilmour, I.; French, B.M.; Franchi, I.A.; Abbott, J. I.; Hough, R. M.; Newton, J. and Koeberl, C.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67(20) (pp. 3889-3903)
Investigating the variations in carbon and nitrogen isotopes in carbonaceous chondrites (2003-06-01)
Sephton, M.A.; Verchovsky, A.B.; Bland, P.A.; Gilmour, I.; Grady, M.M. and Wright, I.P.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67(11) (pp. 2093-2108)
Contamination by sesquiterpenoid derivatives in the Orgueil carbonaceous chondrite (2003-01)
Watson, Jonathan S.; Pearson, Victoria K.; Gilmour, Iain and Sephton, Mark A.
Organic Geochemistry, 34(1) (pp. 37-47)
Clay mineral-organic matter relationships in the early solar system (2002-12)
Pearson, Victoria K.; Sephton, Mark A.; Kearsley, Anton T.; Bland, Philip A.; Franchi, Ian A. and Gilmour, Iain
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 37(12) (pp. 1829-1833)
End-Permian catastrophe by bolide impact: Evidence of a gigantic release of sulfur from the mantle: Comment and Reply (2002-09)
Koeberl, Christian; Gilmour, Iain; Reimold, Wolf Uwe; Claeys, Philippe and Ivanov, Boris
Geology, 30(9) (pp. 855-856)
High molecular weight organic matter in martian meteorites (2002-07)
Sephton, M.A.; Wright, I.P.; Gilmour, I.; de Leeuw, J.W.; Grady, M.M. and Pillinger, C.T.
Planetary and Space Science, 50(7-8) (pp. 711-716)
Compound-specific isotope analysis of the organic constituents in carbonaceous chondrites (2001-11-19)
Sephton, M. A. and Gilmour, I.
Mass Spectrometry Reviews, 20(3) (pp. 111-120)
Normal alkanes in meteorites: molecular δ13C values indicate an origin by terrestrial contamination (2001-02-01)
Sephton, M.A.; Pillinger, C.T. and Gilmour, I.
Precambrian Research, 106(1-2) (pp. 47-58)
Supercritical fluid extraction of the non-polar organic compounds in meteorites (2001-01)
Sephton, M.A.; Pillinger, C.T. and Gilmour, I.
Planetary and Space Science, 49(1) (pp. 101-106)
Pyrolysis–gas chromatography–isotope ratio mass spectrometry of macromolecular material in meteorites (2001)
Sephton, M. A. and Gilmour, Iain
Planetary and Space Science, 49(5) (pp. 465-471)
Aromatic moieties in meteorites: relics of interstellar grain processes? (2000)
Sephton, M. A. and Gilmour, I.
Astrophysical Journal, 540(1) (pp. 588-591)
The early Danian hyperthermal event at Boltysh (Ukraine): relation to Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary events (2014)
Gilmour, Iain; Jolley, David; Kemp, David; Kelley, Simon; Gilmour, Mabs; Daly, Rob and Widdowson, Mike
In: Keller, Gerta and Kerr, Andrew C. eds. Volcanism, Impacts, and Mass Extinctions: Causes and Effects. Geological Society of America Special Papers (505) (pp. 133-146)
ISBN : 978-0-8137-2505-5 | Publisher : Geological Society of America | Published : Boulder, CO
Extraterrestrial organic matter as recorded in meteorites (2010)
Pearson, Victoria; Wilson, Rebecca and Gilmour, Iain
In: Basiuk, Vladimir A. ed. Astrobiology, Emergence, Search and Detection of Life (pp. 155-173)
ISBN : 1-58883-137-X | Publisher : American Scientific Publishers | Published : California
Structural and isotopic analysis of organic matter in carbonaceous chondrites (2005-11)
Gilmour, I.
In: Davis, A.M. ed. Treatise on Geochemistry: Meteorites, comets and planets (pp. 269-290)
ISBN : 978-0-08-044720-9 | Publisher : Elsevier Ltd
Compound specific isotope analysis of the organic constituents in the Murchison meteorite (2004-12-18)
Sephton, Mark and Gilmour, Iain
In: de Groot, P.A. ed. Handbook of Stable Isotope Analytical Techniques, 1 (pp. 201-227)
ISBN : 444511148 | Publisher : Elsevier | Published : Amsterdam
Organic geochemical investigation of terrestrial Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary successions from Brownie Butte, Montana, and the Raton Basin, New Mexico (2002-01)
Gardner, A.F. and Gilmour, Ian
In: Koeberl, Christian and Macleod, Kenneth G. eds. Catastrophic Events and Mass Extinctions: Impacts and Beyond. Special Papers (SPE356) (pp. 351-362)
ISBN : 0-8137-2356-6 | Publisher : Geological Society of America | Published : USA
Sulfur isotopic compositions across terrestrial Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary successions (2002)
Maruoka, Teruyuki; Koeberl, Christian; Newton, Jason; Gilmour, Iain and Bohor, Bruce F.
In: Koeberl, Christian and Macleod, Kenneth G. eds. Catastrophic Events and Mass Extinctions: Impacts and Beyond. Special Papers (SPE356) (pp. 337-344)
ISBN : 0-8137-2356-6 | Publisher : Geological Society of America | Published : USA
Biological processes associated with impact events (2006)
Cockell, Charles; Koeberl, Christian and Gilmour, Iain eds.
Impact Studies
ISBN : 978-3-540-25735-6 | Publisher : Springer-Verlag | Published : Berlin, Germany
An Introduction to Astrobiology (2004)
Gilmour, Iain and Sephton, Mark eds.
ISBN : 521546214 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge
An Introduction to the Solar System (2004)
McBride, Neil and Gilmour, Iain eds.
ISBN : 521837359 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge, UK
Investigating the distribution and source(s) of volatiles on the lunar surface (2013-05-22)
Mortimer, J. I.; Anand, M.; Gilmour, I.; Pillinger, C. T. and Verchovsky, S.
In : NLSI Workshop Without Walls: Lunar Volatiles 1 (21-23 May 2013, Online)
Detecting biomarkers on Mars using Raman spectroscopy (2013-04)
Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. R.; Gilmour, I.; Olsson-Francis, K. and Ringrose, T. J.
In : Molecules and Life in Extremes: UK Astrobiology Conference 2013 - (ASB5) (17-19 April 2013, Edinburgh, UK)
Using stable isotope geochemistry to investigate the source(s) of volatiles in the lunar regolith (2013-03-14)
Mortimer, James; Anand, Mahesh; Gilmour, Iain; Pillinger, Colin; Sheridan, Simon and Morse, Andrew
In : Geochemistry Group RiP meeting 2013 (14 March 2013, Milton Keynes, UK)
In-situ nanoSIMS measurements of isotopic hotspots in the CM2 meteorite Cold Bokkeveld (2013)
Snape, J. F.; Morlock, A.; Starkey, N. A.; Franchi, I. A. and Gilmour, I.
In : 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (18-22 March 2013, The Woodlands, TX, USA) (p 1913)
Post-impact heating of a crater lake (2013)
Gilmour, I.; Jolley, D.W.; Watson, J. S.; Gilmour, M. A. and Kelley, S. P.
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2013 (08-13 September 2013, London)
The Boltysh impact crater, Ukraine: smectites from the crater-fill suevites (2013)
Williams, F. A.; Kelley, S. P.; Gilmour, I.; Jolley, D.W. and Gilmour, M.
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2013 (08-13 September 2013, London)
Carbon isotope stratigraphy and palynology of an eastern Tethyan Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary section from Sumbar, Turkmenistan (2012-04)
Gilmour, I.; Pearce, C. A.; Jolley, D.; Sephton, M. A.; Widdowson, M. and Gilmour, M. A.
In : EGU General Assembly 2012 (22-27 April 2012, Vienna)
Raman spectroscopy of biologically relevant amino acids under martian condtions (2012-04)
Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. ; Gilmour, I.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Ringrose, T. J. and Cockell, C.
In : Astrobiology Science Conference 2012 Exploring Life: Past, Present, Near and Far (16-20 April 2012, Atlanta, GA, USA)
A complete high resolution record of the Dan-C2 hyperthermal event in the lacustrine sediments of the Boltysh Impact crater (2012)
Gilmour, I.; Jolley, D. W.; Daly, R. J.; Kelley, S. P. and Gilmour, M. A.
In : EGU General Assembly 2012 (22-27 April 2012, Vienna)
The Boltysh crater record of rapid vegetation change during the Dan-C2 hyperthermal event (2012)
Jolley, D.W.; Daly, R.; Gilmour, I; Gilmour, M. A. and Kelley, S. P.
In : EGU General Assembly 2012 (22-27 April 2012, Vienna)
Preliminary investigation into the use of surface modification techniques to detect organic materials in meteorites (2011-08)
Goodyear, M. D.; Gilmour, I. and Pearson, V. K.
In : 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (08-12 August 2011, London, UK)
Development of visualisation methodology for organic materials contained within carbonaceous chondrites (2011-03)
Goodyear, M. D.; Gilmour, I. and Pearson, V. K.
In : 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (7-11 March 2011, The Woodlands, Houston, TX, USA)
In situ analytical chemistry for the future exploration of Titan (2010-09)
Morse, A.; Andrews, D.; Barber, S.; Bardwell, M.; Carrasco, N.; Gilmour, I.; Leese, M.; Sheridan, S.; Thissen, R.; Watson, J. and Wright, I.
In : Euro Planet Science Conference 2010 (20-24 Sep 2010, Rome, Italy)
Molecular parameters of post impact cooling in the Boltysh impact structure (2010-03)
Watson, J.S.; Gilmour, I.; Jolley, D.W.; Kelley, S.P.; Gilmour, M.A. and Gurov, E.P.
In : 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (1-5 March 2010, Houston)
UK CAN: UK Cosmochemical Analysis Network for the study of returned samples from space (2010)
Grady, Monica M.; Franchi, I. A.; Lyon, I.; Benedix, G.; Bland, P. A.; Burgess, R.; Gilmour, I.; Gilmour, J.; Russell, S. S. and Wright, I. P.
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2010 (19-24 September 2010, Rome, Italy)
Organic geochemistry of the crater-fill sediments from Boltysh impact crater, Ukraine (2009)
Watson, J. S.; Gilmour, I.; Kelley, S. P.; Jolley, D. W. and Gurov, E. P.
In : 19th V.M. Goldschmidt conference (21-26 June 2009, Davos, Switzerland)
Scientific drilling of the Boltysh impact crater, Ukraine (2009)
Watson, J. S.; Gilmour, I.; Kelley, S. P. and Jolley, D. W.
In : 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (23-27 March 2009, Houston, USA)
Preliminary organic analysis of a new Danish carbonaceous chondrite (2009)
Pearson, Victoria; Haack, Henning and Gilmour, Iain
In : 72nd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (13-18 Jul 2009, Nancy, France)
Organic geochemistry of the Boltysh impact crater, Ukraine (2009)
Watson, Jonathan S.; Gilmour, Iain; Kelley, Simon P. and Jolley, David W.
In : 24th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (6-11 September 2009, Bremen, Germany)
Comprehensive Organic Analysis of Antartic Micrometeorites (2008-03)
Wilson, R. C.; Dobrica, E.; Pearson, V. K.; Turner, D. C. and Gilmour, I.
In : 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (10-14 March 2008, League City, Texas, USA)
Identification (or otherwise) of martian carbon in martian meteorites (2008)
Grady, M.; Pearson, V.; Gilmour, I.; Gilmour, M.; Verchovsky, S.; Watson, J. and Wright, I.
In : Ground Truth from Mars: Science Payoff from a Sample Return Mission (April 21-23, 2008, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Carbon and nitrogen cosmochemistry of the CO3 group (2008)
Pearson, Victoria; Greenwood, Richard; Verchovsky, Sasha; Turner, Diane and Gilmour, Iain
In : 71st Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2008 (28 July - 01 Aug 2008, Matsue, Japan)
Identification of Trace Organic Components in the CR Chondrites by 4D TOFMS (2007-03)
Pearson, V. K.; Morgan, G. H.; Turner, D.; Perronnet, M. and Gilmour, I.
In : 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (13-17 March 2007, Houston, Texas, USA)
Experimental Simulation of Volatile Organic Contributions to Planetary Atmospheres and Surfaces (2007-03)
Wilson, Rebecca; Pearson, Victoria; Morgan, Geraint; Franchi, Ian; Turner, D. C.; Wright, Ian and Gilmour, Iain
In : 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII) (12-16 March 2007, Houston, Texas, USA)
Organic constitution of the CO3 chondrites and implications for asteroidal processes (2007-03)
Pearson, V.K.; Greenwood, R.G.; Morgan, G.H.; Turner, D.; Raade, G.; Roaldset, E. and Gilmour, I.
In : 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (12-16 March 2007, League City, Texas)
Application of GCxGC-ToFMS in the analysis of meteoritic organic macromolecules (2007)
Watson, Jonathan; Turner, Diane; Gilmour, Iain; Sephton, Mark and Morgan, Geraint
In : 23rd Internation meeting on Organic Geochemistry (9th-14th Sept 2007, Torquay, UK)
The effect of atmospheric entry heating on micrometeorite volatile composition (2006)
Wilson, R. C.; Pearson, V. K.; Franchi, I. A.; Wright, I. P. and Gilmour, I.
In : 69th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (6-11 August 2006, Zurich, Switzerland)
The combustion characteristics and stable carbon isotopic compositions of irradiated organic matter: implications for terrestrial and extraterrestrial sample analysis (2005)
Court, R. W.; Sephton, M. A.; Parnell, J. and Gilmour, I.
In : 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (14-18 March 2005, Houston, Texas, USA)
Free and bound carboxylic acids in carbonaceous chondrites (2005)
Watson, Jonathan; Martins, Zita; Botta, Oliver; Ehrenfreund, Pascale; Gilmour, Iain and Sephton, Mark
In : 22nd International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (12-16 Sept 2005, Seville, Spain)
Spore chemistry as a proxy for UV-B flux (2005)
Watson, Jonathan; Sephton, Mark; Sephton, Sarah; Beerling, David; Self, Stephen; Gilmour, Iain and Wellman, Charles
In : 22nd International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (12-16 Sept 2005, Seville, Spain)
Macromolecular organic acids in the Murchison meteorite (2005)
Watson, J. S.; Sephton, M. A. and Gilmour, I.
In : 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (14-18 March 2006, Houston, Texas, USA)
Pyrolysis-GC×GC-TOFMS to characterize carbonaceous chondrites (2005)
Watson, J. S.; Pearson, V. K.; Gilmour, I.; Pillinger, C. T.; Turner, D.; Perkins, R. and Morgan, G. H.
In : 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (14-18 March 2005, Houston, Texas, USA)
Organic Geochemistry of a Hydrocarbon-rich Calcarenite from the Chicxulub Scientific Drilling Program (2003)
Gilmour, Iain; Sephton, M. A. and Morgan, J. V.
In : 34th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (17-21 March 2003, Houston, Texas, USA)
Did organic compounds in the Tagish Lake meteorite form via catalytic processes in the solar nebula and within parent bodies? (2003)
Hill, H. G. M.; Gilmour, I.; Pearson, V. K. and Nuth, J. A.
In : 66th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (28 July - 1 August 2003, Munster, Germany)
High abundance of xanthones and dibenzofurans in a late Permian sediment (2003)
Watson, Jonathan S.; Sephton, Mark A. and Gilmour, Iain
In : 21st International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (8-12 Sept 2003, Krakow, Poland)
Hydropyrolysis of insoluble carbonaceous matter in the Murchison meteorite (2003)
Sephton, Mark; Love, Gordon; Watson, Jonathan; Verchovsky, Sasha; Wright, Ian; Snape, Colin and Gilmour, Iain
In : 21st International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (8-12 Sept 2003, Krakow, Poland)
Hydropyrolysis of high molecular weight organic matter in Murchison (2003)
Sephton, M. A.; Love, G. D.; Watson, J. S.; Verchovsky, A. B.; Wright, I. P.; Snape, C. E. and Gilmour, I
In : 34th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (17-21 March 2003, Houston, Texas, USA)
Organic indicators of alteration in the CR chondrites (2002)
Pearson, V. K.; Sephton, M. A. and Gilmour, I.
In : 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (11-15 March 2002, Houston, Texas, USA)
A Raman spectroscopic study of carbon phases in impact melt rocks and breccias from the Gardnos impact structure, Norway (2002)
Gilmour, I.; Franchi, I. A.; Koeberl, C. and French, B. M.
In : 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (11-15 March 2002, Houston, Texas, USA)
Production of high molecular weight organic compounds on the surfaces of amorphous iron silicate catalysts: Implications for organic synthesis in the solar nebula (2002)
Gilmour, I.; Hill, H. G. M.; Pearson, V.K.; Sephton, M.A and Nuth, J. A.
In : 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (11-15 March 2002, Houston, Texas, USA)
Organic-inorganic spatial relationships in carbonaceous chondrites (2002)
Pearson, V. J.; Kearsley, A. T.; Sephton, M. A. and Gilmour, I.
In : 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (11-15 March 2002, Houston, Texas, USA)
Hydropyrolysis of the organic macromolecular material in the Murchison meteorite (2002)
Watson, J. S.; Sephton, M. A.; Love, G. D.; Verchovsky, A. B.; Snape, C. E. and Gilmour, I.
In : 12th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference (18-23 August 2002, Davos, Switzerland)
The macromolecular constitution of the CR chondrites (2001)
Pearson, V. K; Sephton, M. A. and Gilmour, I.
In : 64th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (10-14 September 2001, Vatican City, Italy)
The association between organic matter and clay minerals in carbonaceous chondrites (2001)
Pearson, V. K.; Sephton, M. A.; Bland, P. A.; Franchi, I. A. and Gilmour, I.
In : 64th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (10-14 September 2001, Vatican City, Italy)
Analysis of Tagish Lake macromolecular organic material (2001)
Gilmour, I.; Pearson, V. K. and Sephton, M. A.
In : 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (12-16 March 2001, Houston, Texas, USA)
Hydrogen isotopic composition of the Tagish Lake meteorite: comparison with other carbonaceous chondrites (2001)
Pearson, V. K.; Sephton, M. A.; Gilmour, I. and Franchi, I. A.
In : 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (12-16 March 2001, Houston, Texas, USA)
Dual isotopic composition of methane in Murchison meteorite (2001)
Butterworth, A. L.; Sephton, M. A. and Gilmour, I.
In : 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (12-16 March 2001, Houston, Texas, USA)
The Tagish Lake chondrite and the interstellar parent body hypothesis (2001)
Gilmour, I.; Sephton, Mark and Pearson, V. K.
In : 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (12-16 March 2001, Houston, Texas, USA)

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